Originally posted by DrDon
I dunno, I'm kind of for leaving it all one one thread. But I wouldn't oppose a cable thread. However, I might ask those with generic hardware issues to move those to the Hardware Forum. The performance of a particular cable box, connections, interfaces or capabilities isn't unique to the Cincinnati area. I would think that such conversations would draw faster and better answers from the entire HDTV community.
Not trying to rain on anyone, just rein in the thread a bit and help those with specific hardware issues get faster answers and - at the same time - help those newbies to the thread learn specific issues w/r/t Cincinnati without having to sift through too many unrelated posts. Quite a few of which are mine, although I try to periodically prune them.
Just a suggestion And thanks, to all, for making this one of the most efficient local threads on AVS.
I agree with this 100%, and others who want to keep the thread "together". I think it's proven itself many times over to be beneifical to have everything that even remotely relates to Cincinnati HDTV "topics" which don't belong "elsewhere" in one place, as for instance, sometimes you'll happen across something that might interest you which you may not have noticed otherwise. And, you've got everyone looking in the same place, so questions/etc that relate to "HD" in the area will get seen. But, it seems to me that a discussion of a new STB that TW is rolling out(I assume they'll be doing that in other markets besides Cincinnati as well) belongs elsewhere, as specific threads for specific subjects of wide interest are very useful in hardware/programming area of AVS.
I brought it up only because Cable/OTA was the only way to "split" it that I can think of, and I've just noticed that in the last several weeks or so, we've been going as high as 4 pages or more of posts a day -- sometimes, they're all very "on topic" posts, and I thought that might be a bit much for everyone to sift through.
I'll do my best as well to keep the off topic posts/comments to a minimum, perhaps if we could all make an effort to try to minimalize the necessity to "repeat" information that might be useful as well.
But, If it ever turns out that the cable folks DO want to start their own thread here, I talked to the Moderator about it, and you can do so(read the "5 Simple forum Rules thread in this area"for more info) if you notify the moderator via PM, and if there is someone who can keep the first post of thread updated+summarized.